Enjoy an unforgettable yoga holiday in Le Marche! Le Marche is a province in east-central Italy with rolling vineyards surrounded by walled cities, castles, history and breathtaking scenery. Your accommodations will be in a totally renovated traditional country home, with five en-suite double rooms and three self catering apartments. The atmosphere is peaceful, tranquil and ideal for yoga. The property also boasts a wellness corner with jacuzzi and the opportunity for massages so you can totally relax during your holiday!
Yoga classes are suitable for all levels. You will experience every day yoga practice, 2 cooking classes, delicious food, wine, cheese olive oil tasting & guided excursions.
Your instructor and host for the week is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor as taught by Yogi Bhajan Singh Siri Sahib Khalsa. A Kundalini Yoga class is composed of both dynamic and still asanas (the same as Hatha Yoga), relaxation, meditation and mantra chanting. Your instructor has practiced Kundalini since 1990 and also teaches Shakti Dance, the Yoga dance inspired by the energy of Mother Earth.Day 1. BENVENUTI in the Marche! (Welcome Dinner)
Our travel representative will be at the airport of Ancona to greet you. Private transfer to your home for this week, meet your host and your yoga instructor. Welcome dinner with local wines at the country house and discussion about the activities for the week. Day 2. MORNING YOGA, MONDAVIO FORTRESS AND PRECIOUS OLIVE OIL OF CARTOCETO (B, L, D)
Early morning yoga class followed by a wonderful country breakfast.
Mondavio Fortress and Gastronomical tour to the traditional oil mill in Cartoceto. Dinner at a local trattoria.
On the way back wine tasting tour and the guided tour of Corinaldo - a small medieval village, counted among the most beautiful in Italy, protected by towering medieval walls.
Transfer back to the Country House for a dinner.Day 3. MORNING YOGA AND TIME AT LEISURE (B, L, D)
Morning yoga followed by breakfast. Time at leisure.
Optional - Visit Frasassi Caves - one of Italy's largest and most famous complex of caves. Lunch in the Country House.
In the afternoon your first cooking course with the Chef, followed by dinner, with the food you prepared.Day 4. MORNING YOGA, AYURVEDIC DIAGNOSIS (B,L,D)
Morning yoga followed by breakfast. Time at leisure. Optional:
Ayurvedic diagnosis with Swami Joythimayananda Master*. (Ayurvedic diagnosis is made through careful listening to a detailed health history and/or a physical exam that involves evaluating the pulse and tongue).
Lunch at the farmhouse.
In the afternoon optional excursion to Fabriano with paper-making master class.
Dinner will be served at the farmhouse.Day 5. COOKING CLASS, LORETO AND WINE DEGUSTATION (B, L, D)
Breakfast followed by a visit to the local food market in with your cooking instructor to choose the freshest ingredients for your second hands-on cooking class.
Second cooking class and lunch.
After lunch we will drive to Loreto, renowned for the Holy House of the Virgin Mary, where we can pass through the holy door to gain an indulgence.
After we visit local wine producers for wine tasting and education. This area boasts plenty of wine producers that are mainly of two qualities: Verdicchio and Lacrima.
Evening yoga class followed by dinner with local wines at the country house.Day 6. MORNING YOGA, URBINO, CHEESE, HONEY AND OLIVE OIL DEGUSTATION (B, L, D)
Morning yoga followed by breakfast, followed by a full day excursion by private minibus and your expert guide to the majestic city of of Urbino. Gastronomical tour to the local Caseificio which produce famous Italian cheese Caciotta di Urbino, and to the local honey farm where our guide will tell you about honeybee anatomy, life cycles and behavior and how bees produce honey, pollen, propolis and royal jelly. Honey tasting is included.
Lunch at the local trattoria based on the natural products of the Marche region.
On the way back to the Country House we will stop in Cartoceto for the guided visit of the traditional olive oil mill with the degustation of precious olive oil of Cartoceto.
Transfer back to the Country House for dinner. Day 7. MORNING YOGA AND OPTIONAL SHOPPING TOUR (B, L, D)
Morning yoga followed by breakfast. Time at leisure, relax at the villa, take a walk in the countryside or book an optional full day excursion to Civitanova Marche with the possibility to visit also the most famouse outlets and shoes factories of the region. Lunch in the local restaurant. Return to Country House for relaxation. The Chef will prepare an unforgettable farewell dinner.Day 8. GOOD-BYE MARCHE (Breakfast)
The tour officially ends. You will be accompanied by your tour leader to the to the airport (o train station) and assisted with check-in formalities to board your flight home.